Task 1.3: Install IIS

IIS 7.5 is not installed on Windows 7 by default. You need to manually install it. Before you install IIS 7.5 make sure you have installed .NET Framework 4.0. If it is not installed please download the setup program from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17718 and install .NET Framework 4.0 first.

Below are steps for installing IIS.

Step 1: Click Start and then click Control Panel. In Control Panel, click Programs and then click Turn on or off Windows features.

Step 2: Select the check box of Internet Information Services, then expand the list and select the items under Web Management Tools, Application Development Features and Common HTTP Features according to the figure below. Click OK to let Windows finish the install.

Figure 3. Select the Web Management Tools

Select the Web Management Tools

Figure 4. Select the Application Development Features

Select the Application Development Features

Figure 5. Select the Common HTTP Features

Select the Common HTTP Features

Step 3: After IIS is installed, go to IIS Manager, right click the Default Web Site, select Binding, and make sure IP Address is indicated with an asterisk "*". If not, please click Edit and select All Unassigned for the IP address, this will mark IP address as an asterisk "*".

Step 4: Run http://IP_Address:80/ in Internet Explorer. If the IIS welcome screen displays, then IIS is working properly.

Tip: to obtain the IP address of the server, open a command prompt window and then type ipconfig<Enter>. Remember this IP address as it is also needed when you configure the mobile app in Appeon Workspace.

If IIS is not working, please re-install IIS or fix the IIS configuration by following the IIS help.